Obviate

Definition of Obviate

Ob´vi`ate
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Obviated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Obviating.]
1.To meet in the way.
Not to stir a step to obviate any of a different religion.
- Fuller.
2.To anticipate; to prevent by interception; to remove from the way or path; to make unnecessary; as, to obviate the necessity of going.
To lay down everything in its full light, so as to obviate all exceptions.
- Woodward.

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